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Florida man arrested after he starved 2 dogs to death inside abandoned home

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Officials say a 33-year-old Florida man is facing animal abuse charges after he abandoned and starved two dogs to death.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said in a Facebook video on Wednesday that 33-year-old David Fritsch left two dogs locked in a master bedroom with no food for several weeks.

Ivey says the dogs ate chips of wood from furniture, plastic bottles, plastic bags and band-aids in an attempt to stay alive. He called it “one of the worst absolute cases of animal cruelty I’ve ever seen in my 40 years as a cop.”

Officials received an alert about the situation in January. Animal services went to the home to investigate, and they found the dogs dead.